Knit a Beginner Beaded Cuff, Get The Pattern or Kit – Changes Color In The Sun!
Looking for a quick knit gift that’s fun and unique? How about a knitted cuff featuring UV-sensitive beads which change color in the sun? These beads are always a big hit and this cuff is a terrific stashbuster too! I’m offering patterns and kits in my my Etsy and Ravelry shops. Keep reading for more details …
Here are two I recently finished for a customer:
When these beads come into contact with UV light or the sun, they begin to change color. Below you can see the color starting to change when I exposed it to a UV light. In the direct sunlight, the color becomes richer and more obvious.
Here’s a video I made that shows the vibrant color change that happens in the sunlight:
Ready to make your own? Visit my Etsy shop or my Ravelry shop for pattern and kit options. Your wish is my command – I have every color of yarn you can imagine and a great selection of pony beads, including UV-sensitive ones or just regular colors too. Amazon also offers a great selection of UV-sensitive beads, in addition to regular pony beads in every color under the sun.
Here’s another variation, shorter and with an opaque peach bead:
Not sure how to knit with beads? Our friends at Knit Picks have two great tutorials on the methods I prefer … keep reading!
Knitting With Beads – Two Tutorials
Slip Stitch Method:
With this method, the beads show only on one side.
Crochet Hook Method:
With this method, the beads show on both sides.
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